|part of speech:
||one who agrees with or adheres to a cause, idea, person, or group, esp. one who gives active support.
He and his wife were strong supporters of the independence movement.Supporters rallied to free the civil rights leader.The reform bill has many supporters in the Congress.Some of the governor's supporters were given important positions in his administration.
- adherent, advocate, backer, partisan
- adversary, antagonist
- similar words:
- champion, exponent, friend, patron
||an undergarment worn by men to protect the scrotum during athletic events; athletic supporter; jockstrap.
- jock, jockstrap
||one that gives physical support.
||comfort, follower, truss